Model Railroader

Model Railroader May 2018

The world’s most popular model railroading magazine publishes the information you need to build your own railroad. Get Model Railroader digital magazine subscription today for step-by-step how-to projects; great model train layouts; and realistic track plans. You'll also get reviews of the latest locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories in HO, N, O, and other scales, expert tips, and more!

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model railroader video plus

Read. View. Enjoy! Model Railroading: The Ultimate Guide, the first-ever special-issue publication from Model Railroader Video Plus, has arrived! What makes it special? Simply reading the range of all-new features will open your eyes to some of the most intriguing topics the hobby has to offer. But take the next step and view the video associated with each story, and you’ll appreciate how much MRVP content adds to your enjoyment! Want to sample The Ultimate Guide Playlist? Just click to watch these FREE VIDEOS: Get your copy today! Gerry Leone helps you make roadways that look right. David Popp shares an On30 layout that fits small spaces. Cody Grivno shows how to add realistic weathering effects. JOIN THE FUN! With your subscription to MRVP, you’ll have access to exclusive HD videos covering all aspects of model railroading. You’ll…

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on the web

MORE REVIEWS & VIDEOS • Videos • News & Reviews • Community • Shop & more. Watch trains run through Appalachia and England Don’t miss two new exclusive layout videos this month at Subscribers can check out signature scenes of Jack Parker’s HO scale Piedmont & Western, a layout that’s inspired by the Clinchfield RR in the 1950s. Then go “trainspotting” on the pastoral landscape of Chris White’s OO scale British Rys. Working overhead door On page 52, Thomas Klimoski shows how he used a Lego gear mechanism to make a manually operated overhead door on his HO scale Georgia Northeastern RR. Click on the link under Online Extras to see the door in action on his layout. Track Plan Database Find inspiration for your next model railroad with the exclusive Track Plan Database. You can search more than…

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some love for the 1970s

One of the fascinating things about model railroading is the time period hobbyists choose to model. By far, most modelers choose the transition era of the late 1940s to 1960, when steam locomotive technology was at its peak, but was being supplanted by diesel locomotives nonetheless. The next largest group is modern-day modelers, who enjoy capturing the look and feel of the last 20 years or so on their layouts. That leaves a donut hole we’ll call the 1970s. It doesn’t get a lot of attention from modelers, but there are reasons it should. Really, I would classify this era as the late 1960s to the early 1980s. It was a tough time for a lot of prototype railroads, and things would only get worse in the coming years. The lines of the Northeastern…

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jl innovative adds to ho detail line

JL Innovative Design, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of vehicles, details, laser-cut structure kits, and billboard signs, has purchased the HO scale Selly Finishing Touches line of cast-metal details from Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Montoursville, Pa. During the next six months, products from the Selly Finishing Touches line will be phased into JL Innovative Design’s lines of vehicle and detail sets. David Proell, owner of JL Innovative Design, said the company will release many of the popular Selly individual unfinished detail packs under the Durango Press detail parts brand. He added that some of the more interesting Selly items will be added to JL Innovative’s Custom Detail line of factory-painted and labeled detail castings.…

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2018 amherst train show celebrates 50 years

Amherst show report Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotive. This modern-era locomotive is decorated for Amtrak in four paint schemes and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The HO scale model has a die-cast metal frame, selector switch for pantograph or rail operation, and fully remappable light functions. The ACS-64 ($349) features a TCS WOWSound decoder with Keep-Alive capacitor and Audio Assist. Bachmann Trains, 215-533-1600, The 2018 Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show was held at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass. The two-day show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, was held in late January. In addition to railroad historical societies, vendors, and clinics, attendees got to meet manufacturers and see the latest products. There was a healthy mix of locomotives, freight cars, structures, and track across the scales, and new…

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in memoriam

Noted narrow gauge modeler Bill Miller died in Hagerstown, Md., on Jan. 29. He was 78 years old. Bill and his wife, Mary, both National Model Railroad Association Master Model Railroaders, built the On3 and On30 Colorado & Southern Ohio Creek Extension featured in Great Model Railroads 2009. In addition to model railroading, Bill and Mary also operated Miller Models. Bill’s non-model railroad interests included studying movie history, watching and playing along with Jeopardy!, and following baseball. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and son, Michael.…